Monday, December 21, 2015

Editorial: Oh now he favors protests

Well lookie, lookie here.

Ex VP Maliki turned up in anti  protests in Baghdad but takes a backseat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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It's thug Nouri al-Maliki.

Thug Nouri who regularly had protesters attacked.

Thug Nouri who had journalists kidnapped and beaten for covering protests.

But lookie lookie if the thug doesn't join in a protest.

Imagine for one moment if he was treated the way he treated Iraqi protesters who stood up against discrimination and persecution.

We're not saying that he should be.

No one should be beaten for exercising free speech.

Or kidnapped.

Or imprisoned.

But how telling that no one in the corporate press last week bothered to note Nouri's treatment of protesters when he was prime minister of Iraq (spring 2006 through summer 2014) as they bothered to note his participation in a Baghdad protest against Turkish troops in Iraq.

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